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good morning. it's monday, february 11th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." stunning news from the vatican. pope benedict xvi is resigning at the end of the month. a massive tornado tears through mississippi, causing major damage to the university. mumford was the word at last night's grammys. and mike piazza is here since the baseball hall of fame snubbed him. but we begin this morning's
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today "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> this is major news coming out of the vatican. >> breaking news, pope benedict xvi set to step down. >> he'll step down february 28, the last pope to freely resign within the 13th century. what a tornado. it's going to cross the interstate. it crossed the interstate. >> at least 15 tornadoes were reported in alabama and mississippi. a huge twister. >> several buildings on the southern university of mississippi campus hit. >> this is surreal. meanwhile thousands are still without power after the massive snowstorm hit the northeast. >> there are reports another big storm is coming. are you ready for that. >> i don't even want to think about it, to tell you the truth. a million-dollar award is now being offered for the capture of crist ter dorner, a former lapd officer suspected in
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body doubles. >> they look nothing like me. some of them are black. they look nothing like me. >> well, neither are you, homey. welcome to "cbs this morning." we have breaking news from vatican city. pope benedict xvi says he will resign at the end of the month. the bombshell announcement affects more than 1 billion catholics around the world. >> the 85-year-old pope revealed his decision this morning at a meeting of cardinals in london. mark phillips is in london. mark, good morning. >> good morning, norah and charlie. it is a bombshell. it is extraordinary. how extraordinary is it? a pope hasn't resigned for 600 years. the reasons cited were provided by the pope himself this morning. he issued a statement out of the vatican saying, quote, that after having repeatedly examined my conscience before god, i have come to the certainty that my strength due to an advancing age
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are no longer suited to an adequate ministry. he goes on to say his strength has deteriorated to the point that he has recognized his incapacity to adequately administer the ministry entrusted to him. the pope has been in office for eight years. he turns 86 this april. he is known to have been in frail health. in fact, it was known when he was elected that his health was not strong. one of the tlooers as to why he has resigned is based on the experience of having witnessed the long decline of pope john paul xxii who held on and on as his health clung on as well. a conclave is expected to select a new pope sometime before the end of march. >> mark phillips, thank you. we want to go to allen pizzey.
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he is on the phone in rome. the last time someone resigned was pope gregory xii in 1415. how is rome reacting? >> reporter: it's interesting. there is no reaction so to speak. i'm actually walking down toward st. peter's square. i just got out of the taxi. i told the driver the news. he said, oh, i thought i heard that on the radio. that's too bad. there's no sign of unusual activity in st. peter's square. the usual crowds milling about standing in line waiting to get in. i think it will take a couple of days. people will start immediately wonder, of course, who next. that's always the guessing game. people make liflts of who can be the next pope. we're sort of slowly compiling our lists, but i haven't heard of anybody who's picked a front-runner. the pope took everybody by
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surprise. as mark said, it's interesting he chose to step down when he felt he could no longer do it as opposed to his predecessor john paul who carried on to the bitter end. he's taken an incredibly brave stance and i think if nothing else people will respect him for that. >> was there any evidence that he talked about this or heard or noticed how frail he was and said, my gosh, the pope is not what he needs to be? >> reporter: a lot of people noticed, charlie, that he wasn't needed to be. even last weekend people were saying, gosh, he looks tired at deangelis when he speaks to the crowds on sunday. but the papal spokesman said this morning at a press conference even they, the vatican staff, were taken by surprise. he kept it very close. we don't know if he told anyone very close to him or made the decision all on his own. the vatican doesn't leak very much at all except for that little scandal we had with the
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papal butler, which also took its toll on the pope. it has to be said, you know, we see the man standing there. we don't see what goes on behind the scenes. of course, there's been a lot of stress and strain for a man of 85 years old who take this job very seriously. we knew that he had heart problems, blood pressure problems for the last couple of years, he's had trouble walking. they've put him on a moving platform to move around. so i guess it was a combination of factors and he took the decision that has to be done. >> allen, thanks very much. we'll check in with you later. he's an expert on catholicism and pope benedict. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. how are you? >> good. this is stunning. knowing what you know about the church and about the pope, if he felt this way, that he couldn't do his job, does it surprise you he said i have to step down? >> it surprises me very much and
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i think it surprises all papal observers. it's not unprecedented. it's happened one other times but in contemporary time it's rare. i think he's looking at his predecessor whose decline was bad for him and for the church. i think maybe he thought in light of that the best thing for the church and his health is to resign. norah o'donnell here. the pope quoted, yesterday, we are all sinners, but his grace transforms us and makes us new. what does 'do you make of that? >> it's going to be a new thing for him. we have not had a pope resign in 600 years. what he'll do is unknown. maybe he was talking about his personal life. >> can i ask about the elephant in the room which is you know the catholic church has grappled with the series of sexual abuse scandals. they cost the church $2 billion in settlements.
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does this have anything do with that? >> oh, i think everything has something do with that. to shoulder this job is grave responsibility which the pope has taken seriously as was said by allen pizzey. i think it's a tiresome job. i think he's exhausted. i think the scandal has been a tremendous burden both morally and financially for the catholic church. >> there's also this. is it possible they'll look to a younger pope because of this? >> yes. anything is possible. he was elected at a fairly advanced age. people thought it would be a short paypalcy. i thought it would be ten years. it's close. when you choose a younger pope, it's a lifetime appointment. if you pick someone at 50, you're going to have him for the next 45 or 50 year. you have to think about that carefully. >> what do you think pope
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benedict xvi has achieved? >> i thought he's brought to light the sexual abuse crises. he's also reach out to the developing world, where catholicism is focusing dramatically, and that's where he's found the future of the church. >> do you think cardinal timothy dolan of new york here is a possibility for the next pope? >> i think actually he is. it's remote. america is so powerful already. having someone from our country is adding power. i think the italian cardinals may think differently. but certainly cardinal dolan is known very well and is very popular. >> what about somebody from latin america or asia? >> that's also a possibility. it was a possibility the last time around but it didn't happen. i think it's a topic of arousal.
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it could be anyone. but i think the italians want to have the papalcy back. >> as you said, this is just stunning. this hasn't happened. 600 years since a pope resigned. that leaves the question mark something other than his health. when you heard the new this morning, what did you think? >> i was shocked as was everyone else. i had the television on. i said to my wife, the pope's resigned. she looked incredulous. popes don't resign. it's very surprising, unprecedented. whamd the next move will be not only for the next pope but to have a former pope looking over his shoulder will be very different than any pope in previous history. >> when you think about him and what he might do, is it likely he'll stay at the vatican and he'll be there for the next pope to consult with and be advised by? >> no one knows, but i would no billion surprised if he returned to his native germany where he's
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been a distinguished theologian for all of his career. that would not surprise me at all. and that would ina sense take him off the scene in the vatican and the new person could set his own agenda. >> we mentioned earlier this business about the butler and how that might affect him. how did it affect him? >> well, i'm sure that it did because when there's some betrayal internally, almost in your household, i can't imagine you don't take that personally. it's been a heavy burden for him. you know, he's been a wonderful pope, but i've always wondered, does he really enjoy being pope? it was very clear that john paul ii enjoyed every minute of payp paypalcy. i think benedict has seen it as a significant burden to carry and he's kaifred it with decency but he's had a different feeling toward the office. >> what is the state of the catholic church these days? >> it depends where you look nchl some places it's very
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healthy and growing. in other places it's declining in numbers and suffering financially. so it's a very mixed script that the new pope will face and there are divisions within the church between liberals and conservatives as there always are. sometimes they've been exacerbated in recent years. >> we now want to return to allen pizzey who is live in rome. i guess this sets up a conclave in mid-march to choose a new pope, right. >> reporter: yes, he does. he said he's resigning on february 28th. there are 100 cardinals under the age of 80 who are technically eligible to vote in the conclave. there may be a couple more than that. they're in kind of a transition period. what happens is the cardinals gather from around the world in rome and they meet in the sistine chapel every day until
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they've chosen a pope. it's an interesting kind of process because they stay in a residence back in vatican city. they have to hand in their cell phones. they have no communications whatsoever with the outside world. they sit and discuss this in the sistine cham, made famous, of course, by mikel angelo's ceiling. the ballots are burned. they're placed in a chalice and taken out and burned with special powder that gives black smoke. only when they've chosen, have enough votes, that they have a pope, they put another chemical on and white smoke comes out of the chimney in the back of the vatican and shortly after that, a short period after that the new pope appears on the balcony of the vatican. it's a complex process but it works like clockwork but they've been doing it for a long time and they've worked it down to the last possible moment. >> allen, it's not only a stunning announcement but also
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how quickly it takes place. what do you read into that? >> reporter: i don't know. i guess he thought if i'm going do it, i'm just going do it and let's get it fixed up. it's not a problem for them to call a conclave because if the pope suddenly dropped dead, they can do it. he'll actually given three weeks' warning and i suppose they think that's enough. it's interesting when they think in terms of mill len ya in terms of everything else but this they're doing quickly. maybe there's something about his health he's not telling us. there's going to be a lot of speculation. >> thank you so much. we'll have mump more on the s surprise resignation of the pope straight ahead. a tornado ripped through hundreds of homes and buildings around hattiesburg, mississippi. more than a dozen people were hurt but so far no deaths have been reported. russ adams of our jackson
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affiliate wjtv is in hattiesburg. >> reporter: i'm standing in front of the alumni house at universe of mississippi that suffered major damage. just to give you an idea, here's a picture of what it looked like before the tornado blew through. the monster tornado whipped up large chunk of debris as it reportedly ripped through at least four mississippi counties sunday. >> oh, my god. i've never seen a tornado before in my life. >> reporter: witnesses say it destroys people's lives. it roared down the main street of hattiesburg, knocking out power and damaging just about everything in its path. buildings ripped to shreds, cars overturned, and even the local red cross center destroyed. >> oh, wow. that's coming threw toward us, guys. >> reporter: as the tornado
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blew, it cut a path of devastation across the university of southern mississippi. downed trees littered the damage. several buildings suffered damage including this unoccupied dorm that was slated for renovation. >> it was coming pretty fast. my heart was rags. >> reporter: student matthew parks was on campus when the storm hit. >> i've lived here my whole life and it's really surreal. it's hard to take in. >> reporter: officials plan to comb the area throughout the day to fully assess the damage. the university of southern mississippi was already scheduled to be closed today and tomorrow for mardi gras holiday. local officials here tell us the national weather service alert them to the bad weather and they believe that helped save lives. and california law enforcement officials are now offering a million-dollar reward for anyone anybody this that can help them find accused cop killer christopher dorner. he has vowed to shoot police
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officers and their families for being fired from the lapd. carter evans is in los angeles with more. >> reporter: good morning, norah. they say the massive award has been pouring in not just from police organization but corporations and private donors all to put a swift end to the biggest manhunt in history. >> help us to find dorner before he's able to kill again. >> reporter: in an unprecedented plea for help, authorities are offering a $1 million award for information leading to the capture of accused cop killer christopher dorner. >> this search is not matter of if. it's a matter of when. and i want christopher dorner to know that. >> reporter: investigators have been on his trail since dorner allegedly started gunning for police officers and their families last week. >> this is an act, and make no mistake about it, doef mess tick
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terrorism. his actions cannot go unanswered. >> reporter: sunday night a reported sighting at this lowe's near los angeles led to a massive police response. ta dragnet headed south where agents is searching every car at the mexico border. at the same time they're providing 'round-the-clock protection for families. >> to have a family targeted because they're related to you, that is absolutely terrifying. >> reporter: dorner named those officers and their families in an online manifesto, vowing revenge for his firing from the department in 2008, but his trail went cold aft his burnt out truck was found thursday in the mountains east of los angeles. inside sources tell cbs news police found two long-range rifles, cold weather gear, night vision goggles, and a gas mask. investigators caution that could be part of dorner's calculated
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plan. >> you can bet if he's still alive, he's watching this newscast, that he's reviewing every single article that's written on this. >> reporter: and it appears authorities may be counting on dorner watching this story of the news. through the media chief beck publicly announce thad he will take another look at dorner's firing, though he's quick to point out it is not to apiece a murderer, but rather to demonstrate the transparency of the lapd.
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breaking news this morning. pope benedict says he will resign at the end of this month because of his age and diminishing health. welcome back to "cbs this morning." allen pizzey is covering this story in vatican city. allen, what is the latest? >> reporter: charlie, this was a very sudden announcement and a very personal announcement. benedict xvi didn't even tell his personal staff as far as we know but he said it's because of his health. in his statement the telling phrase was, having repeatedly examined my conscience before god, i have come to the
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certainty that my strength due to advanced length are no longer exercise of the petrine ministry. that's what they call the papacy. thank you. "the washington post" reports this morning government intelligence identifies china as a main culprit in online spying directed at companies with ties to military technology, but energy, finance, and other industries have also been hacked over the past five years. senior correspondent john miller is a former fbi assistant director. john, good morning. how widespread? >> this is pretty widespread, charlie. when you take an nie, national intelligence estimate, this is really the consensus of all 16 intelligence agencies on a problem, so this is going to be a fairly authoritative document that's sounding the alarm that china -- well, picture this. two giant aircraft hangars full
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of military people who work 24/7 hacking into u.s. government databases, private corporation databases. >> you mean those are chinese hackers doing that. >> yes, yes. and they're working for the government. these aren't guys doing it for entertaining. here's the difference. we do that too. all countries do that. the difference -- i think the alarm the report sounds is china does it not just for political and military secrets, they're stealing trade secrets to get china ahead. obviously the breaking story this morning about is the pope but this is a fascinating story to me. it's a war that's already going, a cyber war that china is attacking the united states and trying to steal military secrets and others, correct? >> they're way paste trying. if you ever look at the chinese shuttle and say, gee, that looks a lot like the one made by boeing and lockheed martin,
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there's ran for that. >> what do we do to them that they don't? >> everybody does it. china is the only country on this level that steals for pure economic gain from commercial entities, and think that's what this report entails. >> the government listens in on corporate stuff and passes it on to chinese government corporations? >> right. and they do it in two ways. one is the peoples liberation army, assigned to hack in and steal information, the other thing they do is they recruit people on the ground, chinese students and others, to infiltrate companies and to exfill trait that data out. >> and all of that hacking of u.s. business interests, what can that do in terms of a financial attack on america? >> i don't think you can overestimate the damage. this is the cold war for the next generation, which is we live in a global competitive environment and this kind of
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stealing can leapfrog them ahead of us in business, in development, without having to spend the money or the capital for the research and development to get there. >> are they better at hacking than we are? >> no, but they're not playing fair, and that's the key here. >> as with john miller, i write down what he says. this is the cold war for the next generation. john mel miller, as always, thank you so much. it is now 7:34. time now for your local weather.
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the nor'easter nemo on friday hit the east coast shutting down highways, train travel, airports, and worst of all, instagram. hundreds of cars on friday became stranded on the long island expressway after the record snowfall trapping drivers inside their vehicles overnight which for the l.i.e. is actually making really good time. >> kidding aside, this weekend's blizzard hammered new york's long island. some areas got 30 inches of snow. michelle miller's in smithtown, new york. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. that 2 1/2 feet took a heavy
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toll. take a look at the roof behind me at this bowling alley. it collapsed under all the weight of snow. the blizzard took out roads and power to nearly 50,000 customers. couple that with nearly a million people left in the dark for weeks after superstorm sandy. you can understand why long island residents have had enough of this severe weather. this is what a 32-mile stretch of the long island expressway looked like for much of the weekend. carafe car buried under the snow. >> there were hundreds of residents literally who were within miles of making their way back to their houses when the snow just swallowed them up. >> reporter: similar scenes unfolded across long island's roadways. even emergency vehicles were left stranded. >> if they would have had a plow, we would have been home already. >> reporter: drivers huddled inside their cars for warmth. many couldn't be freed until saturday. priscilla arena was stranded for
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several hours, stranded overnight on the highway. she began to write what she thought would be a good-bye letter to her children. >> what's the first thing you're going to do next? >> hug them, kiss them. >> reporter: for much of sunday, officials worked to clear the expressway, using heavy equipment to move stuck cars. trucks went up and down the highways. >> you have a historic amount of snowfall, and it doesn't go away in a matter of minutes, and we need not just patience, but we need corporation. >> reporter: and it's gone. both directions of the long island expressway are now reopened. charlie? >> michelle miller, thank you. and a new government study finds up to 40 million americans have mistakes on their credit reports. last night on "60 minutes" steve kroft investigated the scope of the problem and why little is being done to fix the errors.
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>> reporter: he's opened his own investigation into the credit record industry which for years has blamed it on statements and banks. but the fault lies with the industry for what he says are clear violations of the fair credit reporting lakt. >> do these companies have a legal responsibility to make sure that the information sack rat? >> the federal law says that if you believe that there is a mistake, you can go to them and they have an obligation to do a reasonable investigation. they're not doing a reasonable investigation. they're not doing an investigation at all. >> reporter: every day his office fields calls from desperate constituents who can't get them to answer questions or correct mistakes on their report like paid bills listed as delinquent, closed accounts listed as open, and bad debts belonging to other people with similar names or social security numbers.
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>> the problem is not that they make mistakes. they won't fix the mistakes. it's like the guy behind the curtain in the wizard of oz. you really don't know what he's doing. it really is a secret operation that is so hard to track. >> reporter: 8 million people a year file disputes about their credit report, which usually requires a visit to the experian, transunion, or equifax websites. they're primarily designed to sell you premium products not resolve a dispute, which is what i was trying to do. there's a toll-free number you can call which is likely to connect you to someone on a faraway continent. >> thank you. how can i help you? >> where are you located? >> india. >> reporter: regard lgs of where they are they won't be much help. >> so really you can't do anything for me. i've been talking to you for 15 minutes. the only thing you can tell me is to fill it out online.
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>> yes, mr. kroft. >> reporter: thank you. you can send a personal letter supporting your documents and claim. in any case it's unlikely that anyone with authority to resolve your dispute will ever actually see it. >> and "60 minutes" tried unsuccessfully to get a statement from any of the three credit reporting agencies. it showed 95% of its customers were satisfied with the dispute process. joining us now cbs news contributor and analyst mellody hobson. good morning. >> good morning. >> why hasn't the federal government done something about this because these are horror stories. >> these are horror stories but i think they think they did a good job in 2003 when they passed a law that said you have access to your credit report from all three agencies for free. that was the first step that. would diminish errors and protect you from identity theft
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because you're looking. since then the miss takes have not really diminished and so some are saying part of the reason they have not dealt with it is because's dispute within some agency about how rampant some of the mistakes are. >> but what's come out of the reporting from steve is that what you get from your credit report is not something the bank sees. >> this is something i have never seen before. when they talk about what you get, they have never suggested there are two different reports so that is a big deal. if that is true, i think it's absolutely illegal and absolutely different than what congress mandated. >> this is one of the things my mother told me growing up. your credit is the most important thing if you're ever going to want to borrow money, you're going need to have a good credit rating and yet i've had problems. how do you prevent this from happening? >> first and foremost is get your report. i did research. there are 200 million credit reports out there times three
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agencies. that's 6 million reports. between 2004 and 2010 only 25 million were accessed each year. that's less than 5%. so many of us aren't even checking. grow to that's the only place you can get it for free. forget those guys singing. they'll figure out a way to charge you. and make sure you stagger the reports when you get them. so there are three agencies. one every four months. >> isn't the most common is people who have the same name and then their bad caret it ends up on your report? >> that's exactly right. same name or similar social security numbers. but it can be something very bizarre like, you know, anything can happen. i pulled mine once and it showed that i lived in arizona. i've never lived there. now interestingly i corrected mine and there was no problem. >> so you usually have these credit agencies, they blame the banks and the merchants but who really bears responsibility. >> okay. when you read the details of the federal credit report act, the fair credit report act, you see
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the language is very different. for the credit rating agencies, they say they have a duty to investigate. but for the creditors, they say they have an obligation to report correct information, and they give very specific steps that the creditors must take to correct the information, including contacting you within 30 days after you've said that something's wrong on your credit report. so to me right now when you read it, it's a little gray, but the credit terms themselves seem to have a higher level of responsibility. >> mellody hobson, good information. thank you so much. a lot of music fans rated last night's grammys as great. there were plenty of winners. did you watch? we'll take you to the entertainment tonight red carpet with nancy o'dell. that's next on "cbs this morning." ♪ [ male announcer ] a car has a rather small rear-view mirror,
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it's 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." breaking news. a historic announcement from the vatican. pope benedict is resigning. we'll look at the reasons behind his decision to step down. and young performers take top honors at the grammy awards. we'll show you the winner, the fashion, and a bit of onstage magic. nancy o'dell has it all, but first here is today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> it is a bombshell.
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how extraordinary is it? a pope hasn't resigned for about 600 years. >> pope benedict xvi says he'll resign at the end of the month. >> maybe he thought the best thing for the church and his health was to resign. >> the catholic church has grappled with a series of sexual abuse scandals. does this have anything to do with that? >> oh, i think everything has something do with it. sunday a tornado ripped through hundreds of homes and buildings through hattiesburg, mississippi. more than a dozen people were hurt. >> the university of southern mississippi suffered massive damage. this search is not a matter of if. it's a matter of when, and i want christopher dorner to know that. >> a cyber war that china is attacking the united states and is trying to steal military secrets and others, correct? >> way past trying. >> a lot of music fans at last night's grammys. there were plenty of winners. did you watch?
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>> watch the "eye opener." >> this is for charlie rose. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah or don't. it's been nearly 600 years since a pope resigned but this morning pope benedict xvi say his e'll step down in february. >> the pope is 85. he says he ee no longer strong enough in mind and body to lead the roman catholic church. his announcement set off a scramble inside the vatican today. allen pizzey is in vatican city with the latest. allen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, gayle and charlie. they said it was an incredible announcement. the pope in a statement said he had examined his conscience before god and he said, quote, i have come to the certainty that my strength, due to an advanced ager, are no longer suited to an
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adequate exercise of the petrine ministry. people who spoke said there was no specific reason they knew that he had done it. it was strictly on the matters of health. it wasn't because of the pressures he has incurred over the past couple of years and the paper pal butler resigning. interesting wi interestingly now, they want to have a new pope in time for the march 24th holy week, the most difficult and important week in the church calendar over easter. the pope resigns on february 28. they'll have a conclave, which gives them less than three weeks to elect a pope. the church seems convinced it can do that. conclaves have gone on for as long as a year, but this one will have to be a lot quicker. that i'll have to make it quicker because they need one in time for holy week. the pope can delegate some of his authority but not all of it and imseems unlikely he'll delegate holy week. with us on the phone, greg burke, senior adviser. good morning. >> good morning. >> did the holy father share
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this with anybody because it's stunning, to even people inside the vatican. >> he did share with some of the top officials. i got a heads-up this morning. the scheef of staff, the pope's secretary and one other person, the cardinal's secretary of state, they have known for weeks but other than that, it was really, really kept quiet. i found out a couple hours earlier, it was surprise, but maybe not a shock. >> why so quick, the resignation? >> i think it doesn't leave a whole lot of time for confusing the interregnum, what they call the period between two popes. he doesn't want to leave too much time for that. it will be interesting. a couple weeks still. he officially resigns on february 28, to be precise, 8:00 p.m. rome time, and everything happens like a regular conclave, except this time you don't have
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the nine days of mourning for the pope so they can get off to their regular meetings and as allen pizzey was mentioning, i'm not sure they need a new pope for holy week but we certainly expect to have a new pope by easter. >> greg, he mentioned his age. what can you tell us about his health? >> the pope will be 86 in april. he has a brother who's a few years older than he is. so he certainly comes from good stock. although he's never been known for robust athletic kelt, there's no doubt about that. i think he was already pretty old when he was elected. he was elected at 78. you've seen him slip a bit. he started using a cane, obviously having more difficulty negotiating steps and things like that and probably look add little more tired as well. you know, i noticed it in a speech just the other night. he spoke off the cuff and he's
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lucid but he looks tired. he looks like the job is way too demanding and way too important for him to just soldier on because that's the tradition. he leaves it in god's hands, his words. i made an examination of conscience before god. he obviously reflected and prayed about this for a long time. he's always been someone who's been very serene. i think that's important to notice. he's very at peace with this decision. >> so there's no specific illness that you know of. >> no, no, no. it's not illness. one of the knees is not very good and that's why he started using the cane. i was always a little nervous when i saw him going up and down steps. i wanted to make sure somebody was close to him. but there's not anything specific where the pope is in grave condition right now. >> thank you. we're once again joined by the professor of georgetown university, an expert on
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catholicism and popes. good morning. >> good morning. >> i was looking at the pope's book, "light of the world" where he did say if a pope no longer felt spiritually, psychologically, and physically able to carry out the duties he would have an obligation to resign. so was he laying the foundation for it then? >> that sounds exactly like what he did, anticipating that his health might be resigning and that for the good of the church someone younger should take over. it's unprecedented but generous. it's easy to hold onto that power and notoriety but to let it go is really a humble act. >> there's also this. he had many unfinished projects, and so what will happen to those first? and he must have been reluctant to give those up. >> well, i imagine that he is reluctant to give it up, but there'll be a successor. there's often significant continuity between popes, so i
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don't anticipate radical changes with a new pope and i don't think he'll anticipate that either, although he'll have to give free reign to the next pontiff, of course. >> dean gillis, what do you think his legacy will be? >> i think his legacy will be having solidified the church during the difficult period of the sex abuse scandal. that landed on his desk after john paul's desk and it only became exacerbated over the years both in the moral tellty attitude but financial consequences of this. that was a financial burden to bear. he stood up to it. it was not always easy and it's had a dell tearous effect on the church but i think he's brought us through a very difficult period. >> thank you for joining us this morning. >> it's now 8:08. it's time now to check your local eather.
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it was a fun nine for fun at the grammys. 's bun fun. took home best artist and song in the rain and "we are young." nancy o'dell has some of the high and low notes of the celebration next on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" at 8:00 is brought to you by ailer january. talk to your doctor about chronic migraine. 'll have some friends over for dinner. j
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♪ take the load off mandy >> that was various artists paying tribute to last night's incredible grammys.
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and we all saw last night's 55th grammy awards hit plenty of high notes. ben tracy went backstage. he's in los angeles. ben, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as award shows go, they don't give out many. in 3 1/2 hours they onto handed out 11, so that means basically the show is one great big concert. ♪ carry on >> reporter: the big performance is meant to be memorable. so the men known as fun. were caught singing in the rain. taylor swift was the ringmaster of her own onstage circus. while rihanna gave one of the more intimate performances of the night. >> and the grammy goes to somebody that i used to know. >> reporter: gotye and kimbra took awards for "somebody i used
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to know," but were most thrilled to meet somebody they hadn't met. you wanted to meet prince. not only did you meet prince, but he handed you grammy. you seemed to be in shock. >> we were both in shock. ♪ we are young >> reporter: the fun. guys won best guy of the year but needed a bathroom break. i've got to pee so bad, so i'm going to leave it up to these guys. >> reporter: kelly clarkson barely made it up to the stage. >> i'm so sorry. g i got stuck to mels lambert. >> reporter: he punched him in the face earlier this month. justin timberlake broke out two new eagerly awaited songs, keeping it classy in black and white. perhaps to the new demur dress
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code. >> as you can see, i read the memo. >> reporter: six-time grammy winner carrie underwood was nearly upstaged by her color-changing gown. >> i had two performances going on that night, mine and my dress's. >> what's going on with that. >> i'm thinking as best i can, i wanted to make everything else magic. >> and the grammy goes to fabled mumford & sons. >> reporter: the top honor of the year went to mumford & son who might be a bit hung over. how do you celebrate a win? >> it's an english tradition to drink lots of booze. ♪ i will wait i will wait for you ♪ >> reporter: so the mumford & son guys told me they were joking around with adele
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and said even if they didn't win album of the year she nould announce it anyway, so when she said their name, they thought it was a joke and they had to look at the little piece of paper to see they did indeed win one. >> thank you, ben. nancy o'dell was on the red carpet with all the stars. she's on the e.t. set and joins us early this morning. good morning. >> hi, good morning. >> you could see jennifer lopez had a little bit of fun with the mem o' memo on how to dress. who stood out? >> jennifer lopez. i think she's a pro with the double-stick tape. she did that with her leg this time. so she said she was very much secured. she pulled an angelina jolie. they're comparing her to angelina jolie's slit gown.
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the other one who stood out was carrie underwood. she looked classy. that necklace that you see there was worth $31 million. they're saying block and white is the new spring color for 2013 so you're seeing a lot of stars did the black and white ensemble. this was a surprising outfit for beyonce because we're so used to seeing her in gowns. she did it in a pant suit. there you go, j.lo with the slit. i think only j.lo could pull off that dress. >> we saw justin timberlake. this is part of his comeback. what did he do after the grammys? >> that was my favorite performance of the night. he had such an epic night. i'll tell you what. he went from this performance at the grammy. he went to the hollywood palladium. he released his new song as well called "mirrors," which people
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are saying it may be ought biographical which it talks about his other half, jessica biel. they split up and got back together. he says i look in the mirror and see a reflection of myself in the mirror which is you which would be a wonderful tribute to his wife. >> there are always wonderful collaborations. what are people talking about this morning? >> there's so many great ones. i'll tell you. what i got a little inside scoop from alicia keys. a lot of times you don't realize these things are not hugely york straight things. you see her there performing with maroon 5. she told me on the red carpet that she ran into miranda lambert on the backstage and she said i'm such a huge fan of yours. we should do something together. so the next collaboration might be each other. they see each other at the grammys and say, hey, let's work
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together. >> that's part of the fun. thank you as always. >> thank you, again, nancy. he says he's been a hopeless romantic about baseball all his entire life. mike piazza will be here next. >> announcer: starbucks, easy dark roast. converts wanted. "my son made me this coffee," "you should try it, it's delicious." ♪ it smells worse, and it can happen any time -- to anyone! like when i ran to catch the train to work and a draft blew my skirt up and everybody here saw my unmentionables. yeah, and they aren't even cute. hello, laundry day. no... stress sweat can happen to anyone, anytime -- and it smells worse than ordinary sweat. get 4x the protection against stress sweat. introducing new secret clinical strength stress response scent. ♪
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this in half hour we'll introduce you to a fashion designer who's a favorite of michelle obama and oprah winfrey and now he's coming to target. plus one of baseball's legends mike piazza is here. he's been out of the light for a while but he's balk talking about his new book. why no one made it into this year's hall of fame. but right now it's time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. britain's guardian shows you what happens next in light of this morning's breaking news
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that pope benedict xvi is resigning. the pope announced he is stepping down at the end of the month saying his advanced age is an issue. a conclave will elect a new pope. they'll gather inside the sistine chapel possibly in mid-march. rebel troops advance on damascus. offer workers say they're often trapped under their desks for hours due to the massive gunfire. a survey of economists by "usa today" says the economy will shift into high gear this summer. it skpeelktsed to grow in nine months, the fastest pace in three years. economists anticipate job gains will quick thp year, it could mean unemployment will fall to under 7.5%. england's "the telegraph" says affleck's "argo" took top awards. it's valentine's week so
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"the wall street journal" says dating coaches are seeing a big surge in clients this month. the coaches offer services from match making to flirting. they say people get proactive about finding a mate after seeing all the comes on valentine's day. the old saying walk softly and carry a big stick could apply to mike piazza. he let his bat do most of the talking. when mike piazza launched a home run into the night in the first game played in new york after 9/11, he cemented his place as a new york legend. known for his lightning quick hands and power he struck terror in the minds of pitchers. >> he ranks with any of them and that's elite. >> reporter: from an early arjs piazza dedicated himself to one thing, hitting a baseball. he seemed to have every advantage. >> hold your bat flat. >> reporter: as a teenager he
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got batting tips from one of the greatest pitchers of all time, ted williams. but in his senior year of high school when baseball draft day came, mike piazza waited by a phone that never rang. two years later as a favor to tommy lasorda, the dodgers elected him. it was a courtesy pick. it wasn't supposed to amount to anything. >> it's part of what makes him unique, that he came from that lowly beginning to become the greatest offensive catcher in major league history. >> reporter: though he playing for five teams in his career, he made his first name with the dodgers and later with the new york mets. when he was finally done in 2007, he hit 427 home runs and set the record for the most ever by a catcher. >> the greatest home-run-hitting catcher in the history of the
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game. >> mike pea stay za has written a book with lonnie wheeler, "long shot." >> thank you. >> you're also a good catholic. were you surprised? >> stunned. if you think there's going to be a former pope for the first time in 600 years, that's truly groundbreaking. i was there about a month ago because i do some work with the italian program and wimt to the papal mass and one thing i noticed was how frail he was, so it seems to be more probably of a health decision than anything. you know. >> you write in your book that your faith is a fundamental cornerstone of your life. >> yeah. it's everything to me. and that's one of the things i want to impart upon people is, you know, how it can be a rock for yu in your life. in going through adversity and going through tough times, that, you know, for me it was always, you know, something of comfort to help me get through where i feel like i was, you know, truly going through some tough times. >> you, of course, have been talked about as a future hall of
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famer your entire career. were you disappointed? >> i was a little disappointed, sure, but if you keep it in perspective, i mean i did get 59%. if you think about joe da imagine owe took three ballots, you know, to get in. there was a lot of players that really didn't get in in the first bout. the first bout is definitely an honor. i'll always be a fan before player. as i look at it, i was definitely honored. >> do you think you deserve to be in it? >> i think my career speaks for itself. i mean, yes, you look at my numbers and my position throughout history, i would put my numbers up against any player. >> the most home runs by any catcher. >> yeah. i mean i had a great run, and, you know, i was somewhat adorable. not always adorable. >> but was the key do you how fast your hands were? >> yeah. i did a lot of training and had a lot of great coaching. i mean i learned from ted williams when i was a kitsch and
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my first hitting coach with the dodgers was reggie smith who was a direct disciple of ted williams. so i always had the ability to hit the ball and have good hand/eye coordination but i couldn't define it until i had the coaching by ted and reggie who put it into practice. >> you write that you enjoyed the game but wish you had taken time to enjoy it more. you say you played more for your dad than yourself which surprised me. >> my dad was my inspiration. he believed in me more than i believed in myself. he was always there kind of like that oliympic parent. i think back, any player always has to have a great family supporting them. but, yeah, it just was a lot of pressure. i mean coming back to new york, i remember it wasn't -- it really wasn't always -- i wasn't able to enjoy it because i truly felt a lot of pressure and that's what i write about, you know. >> when you look at the career, was there one moment, one hit, one time at bat that you'll
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always remember? >> i mean just coming back to new york and going through the tunnel and looking at the freedom tower, i mean, being in new york through 9/11 and for me that was -- you know, to be in the first game, professional game after 9/11 is really something that -- it was life-changing for me. it totally shifted my sort of priorities in life, made me realize how important family was and i was eventually able to settle down and have my own kids and how important the little things are. so that was really ground shaking for me. >> can i ask you about the state of major league baseball and certainly the focus on performance-enhancing drugs. i mean obviously a number of the other people that were on the ballot, sammy sosa, barry bonds, roger clemens, have denied those allegations. what do you think about the state of baseball and drug use? >> i think the state of baseball is actually pretty good and i think they've been very proactive in trying to combat and address that issue.
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i mean i hate the fact that it happened to the game, but, you know, the game has had scandal back through history. back through the black sox, i went through two major strikes. they have been very proactive in addressing those issues. >> you also say you know there will be some people who will never believe your story and not believe and you say to them what? >> i just say to them i really played the game the right way and i have a clear conscience. i really love this game. >> do you believe that people who used performance-enhancing drugs should be allowed in the hall? >> i think it's individual. i think one size doesn't fit all. again, i think of a barry bond and how dominating a player he was and i played against him on a daily basis. to me it would be tough to imagine a hall without him eventually. i don't know when that time will be but he was a dominating player. >> mike piazza, good to see you.
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we miss the mustache, but very nice. the book goes on sale tomorrow. new york city plans to make $400,000 this week when the rich, beautiful and famous flock to the extravaganza to check out the new styles. his creations are being worn by some of the major women. we spoke with him about that and his skyrocketing career. >> why do you want your clothes in target? >> i have kind of like a niche audience at a certain price point. >> otherwise known as expensive. >> well, for me it's more about how do i get to the audience, larger audience, rest of america and let them know my own story. >> you want it to become a household name. >> yes. >> he does not lack ambition and why not?
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since launching his own company four years ago his dresses have graced the frames of some of the most beautiful and powerful women in the world from the first lady to the duchess of cambridge to the queen of television who unknowingly inspired him as a young boy. >> i was in nepal and i watched oprah winfrey's show. i had no idea as a kid in nepal who she was, but i remember watching an episode of hers about living your dream and i still remember telling my sister, you know what? i've never ben to america but i want to give it a shot and if it's a mistake, it's my mistake. >> he left his family in nepal 14 years ago, gaining entry to the prestigious designer school of new york and working his way up before striking out on his own. how hard is it to run a fashion business? >> everyone had told me not do it. i had no savings, no investors, so i went on unemployment. yes, it is challenging. i'm a creative person.
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i come from a designer background and business background. >> but his creative talent won out. soon hollywood starlets fell in love with his fashion. >> donna was a dear friend as well as demi moore. >> what do you say to people who say, oh, fashion is frivolous. >> i understand, but let's understand that fashion industry is billions of dollars industry. it generates employment. i have -- because of my company, i have certain people working with me and factories like 300 or 400 people working that are employed. >> the ultimate honor came when michelle obama donned his dresses in 2010 and 2011. >> so how does that work? do you send dresses to the white house for consideration? >> yes, you do. >> and how do you make sure it's the right size? >> you know, as a designer, we pretty much know.
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>> but just when he thought things couldn't get any better, kate middleton took his name global by wearing his dress on her official dress to asia. >> kate middleton? come on. >> i will tell you, that was -- i don't know how it happened and i was in a shock. >> he continues to rise at fashion week as celebrities flocked to his store and the rest of us get a taste of his style through his target collection but the moment is not lost on the little boy from nepal. >> if you could look back as a child what would you say to yourself? >> wow. nobody has asked me that so i'm a little emotional about it. it's, i'll say -- >> and he's turned out more than -- >> he seems like a very interesting guy. >> most of his dresses costs in
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the thousands of dollars but the new target line they're between $20 and $200. the interesting thing is since he does work with the first lady all of them signed a nondisclosure so they can say very little about how they work with the first lady. >> when you said, how does that work, he said, well -- >> that's a great. >> the center brings in millions of dollars. >> nicely done. between politics and his wine biz governor gavin newsom keeps very busy and this morning he talks about
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california's governor gavin newsom is a businessman and the author of a new book. >> how to take a newtown digital
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and reinvent the government. the youngest man elected to that office in more than a century. hello. good morning. >> good morning. >> we're going to talk about your book in just a second, but i want to talk about mr. dorner who is still on the loose. the reward is now a million dollars. >> yeah. >> what can you tell us about the efforts to find him? >> i mean it's remarkable how it's had a chilling effect on law enforcement up and down the state of california, not just southern california. a million dollars seems excessive but considering how much is being spent on investigators patrolling not only the streets but making sure those 50 families are secure, a lot of o them had to relocate, they're in essence on a modified alert down in los angeles which means most day-to-day calls are not being met to make sure we find this guy. so it's a chilling moment. there's a lot of fear out there, and when it comes to law enforcement and the community and the family that is law
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enforcement, this is serious business. >> do you know if they're close or are finding it's taking too long? he's on every screen and everybody in california is looking for him. do you know if they're close? >> i don't know, that said. usually rewards are done to raise aware nsz or raise the alarm bell that we're serious on this. we're hopeful. when you take out family members in a direct -- you talk about a kill list, disgraceful. so this is serious stuff. >> and so what do you think of governor brown so far? >> i think he's done an excellent job getting california solvent again, and that's not an insignificant thing. four years ago we project add $21 billion annual deficit. this next year we're anticipating surpluses. if all things are equal and we continue the fiscal austerity, we're going to see that knocked down about 90%. so california is making a big
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comeback, and i think in many ways countering a lot of the skepticism and a lot of the negativity. >> you give the governor credit for that. >> a lot of credit. they made cuts, the likes of what most republican legislate tors would never make. >> you have a new book out called "citizenville." what's the point you're trying to make about reforming government? >> it's no longer going to be valid to a jen wrags behind us. i used to nienk daughter was a remarkable person because she would go on her ipad and everyone else was doing the same thing she wasn't necessarily a prodigy. there's a whole generation of digital natives that are taking solutions into their own hands and doing things in a way that frankly government is not prepared to govern or accept. that's government as we know it. that's being flattened. >> you say, gavin, if we took
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more time that we spent in apps and angry birds and farmville we would be so much better off. >> the rift on the book, "citizenville," farmville. people spend a half hour day playing games. you spend more time playing games than you have in dallasroom between sixth and 12th grade. so you have to meet people where they are. we have a chapter "angry birds in democracy." ultimately, look, this book is about more choices, more voices. it's about demo momock kra advertising and engaging citizens in a two-way conversation, not the one-way conversation that and transparency. >> tran parency and openness which leads to trust. >> thank you, gavin. always geed to see you
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well, you know what's interest about this is when you come to work and your job is great. a job is growing and you know little about it and you take advantage of cbs news and everything else and this is an extraordinary thing. >> or the rundown looks one way, something comes in, you rip it up from scratch and you start to do it immediately. >> that was my last question. when was the last time a pope resigned? it was 1415. that's why this is so extraordinary. most popes throughout history have died in office, but pope benedict is one of the oldest popes. >> a thousand interesting questions. what's going to be the relationship between the former pope and the new pope. >> that does it for us. up next, your local news.
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